Friday, December 31, 2010

VOICE IN THE NIGHT
Charles Lloyd
John Abercrombie
Dave Holland
Billy Higgins

ECM
GRANDES EAUX MUSICALES DE VERSAILLES
Jean-Baptiste Lully, Mr. de Sainte-Colombe, Philidor l'Aisne, Marin Marais
Le Concert Des Nations, ensemble
Jordi Savall, dir. 

Alia Vox

Thursday, December 30, 2010

PÄRT - BYRD
Arvo Pärt, William Byrd
Calefax Reed Quintet
Kai Wessel, alto

MDG

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

TENEBRAE RESPONSORIA
Carlo Gesualdo
The Hilliard Ensemble

ECM New Series

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

VILLACICOS Y DANZAS CRIOLLAS
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Hesperion XXI
Jordi Savall, dir.

Alia Vox
REQUIEM
for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Gerd Turk, Montserrat Figueras, Claudia Schubert, Stephan Schreckenberger
La Capellan Reial de Catalunya
Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall, dir.

Astrée
WOOD II
Brian Bromberg

Artistry

Sunday, December 26, 2010

THE NEW POSSIBILITY
John Fahey

Takoma
CHRISTMAS
Bruce Cockburn

Columbia
MATCHBOOK
Ralph Towner
Gery Burton

ECM
WASSAIL! WASSAIL!
Early American Christmas Music
The Christmas Revels
Jean Ritchie and Robert J. Lurtsema
John Langstaff, dir.

Revel Records
ANCIENT NOËLS
Maggie Sansone and Ensemble Galilei

Maggie's Music
LUTHERAN MASS FOR CHRISTMAS MORNING
Michael Praetorious
and Samuel Scheidt, Johann Hermann Schein
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh, dir.

Archiv

Friday, December 24, 2010

THE CHARLIE BYRD CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Charlie Byrd

Concord Jazz
A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS & CAROLS FROM KING'S
King's College Choir, Cambridge
Philip Ledger, dir.

EMI
Reloaded and spun the cylinder.

HARK!
Richard Stoltzman

CHRISTMAS
Bruce Cockburn

THE NEW POSSIBILITY
John Fahey

A RENAISSANCE CHRISTMAS
The Boston Camerata
Joel Cohen

ANCIENT NOËLS
Maggie Sansone
Ensemble Galilei
Loaded the changer, punched random, and busy we go.

KENTUCKY CHRISTMAS
Old and New
Jean Ritchie
Family and Friends

A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS
Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Schutz, Purcell, Praetorius, Hammerschmidt, Bouzignac, Hassler
Heinrich Schutz Choir Roger Norrington, dir.

CELTIC CHRISTMAS
Windham Hill Artists

CELTIC CHRISTMAS: PEACE ON EARTH
Windham Hill Artists

SING WE NOW OF CHRISTMAS
The Christmas Revels
John Langstaff, dir.
A WINTER'S SOLSTICE
Windham Hill Artists

Windham Hill

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

CHRISTMAS
Noël, Weihnacht, Kerstmis
Elly Ameling, soprano
Thius Van Leer, flute

CBS Masterworks
BODACIOUS D.F.
Marty Balin
Bodacious D.F.

Acadia via RCA
THE CHRISTMAS STORY
The Waverly Consort

CBS Masterworks

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

CAROLS FOR ALL SEASONS
Jean Ritchie

Tradition
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Vince Guaraldi Trio

Fantasy SACD
AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS
The Boston Camerata
Joel Cohen, dir.

Erato

NATT I BETLEHEM
Solveig Slettahjell
Sjur Miljeteig
Tord Gustavsen

THYS YULE
The Martin Best Ensemble

MY HOLIDAY
Mindy Smith

ALLELUIA NAVITAS
Perotin, Smert and others
Orlando Consort

A WINTER'S SOLSTICE
Windham Hill Artists

NATT I BETLEHEM
Solveig Slettahjell
Sjur Miljeteig
Tord Gustavsen

KKV

Saturday, December 18, 2010

CHRISTMAS IN ANGLIA
Early English Music for Christmastide
Ensemble for Early Music
Frederick Renz, dir.

Nonesuch
SACRED VOCAL MUSIC
John Taverner
Robert Whyte
Pro Cantione Antiqua
Mark Brown, dir.

Musical Heritage Society
WERKE FÜR LAUTE I
Johann Sebastian Bach
Narciso Yepes, guitar

Deutsche Grammophon
THE KING'S MUSICK
Aus der Zeit Henry VIII
Ricercare
Ensemble fur Alte Musik, Zurich

EMI Electrola Reflexe
Loaded up the changer while we work around the house.

A WINTER'S SOLTICE II
Windham Hill Artists

KENTUCKY CHRISTMAS, OLD AND NEW
Jean Ritchie, Family and Friends

ANCIENT NOELS
Maggie Sansom and Ensemble Galilei

BARENAKED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
The Barenaked Ladies

SHINING LIGHT
Sequentia
LATIN-ESQUE
Esquivel and his Orchestra

RCA Victor

Friday, December 17, 2010

CRESCENT CITY CHRISTMAS CARD
Wynton Marsalis

Columbia
AQUITANIA
Christmas Music from Aquitanian Monasteries (12th century)
Sequentia
Benjamin Bagby & Barbara Thornton, directors

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi